Viagra Can Perk Up Wilting Flowers, Too

Viagra, the drug designed to revive flagging sex lives, can also be used to give a new lease of life to flaccid flowers, according to a gardening expert.

A single milligram of the impotence drug is all that’s needed to give waning blooms an extra week of life, according to TV gardener David Domoney.

The host of Channel 5’s Garden ER said: "You only need a tiny amount of Viagra to stiffen things up nicely. Just 1 mg - there are 50mg in a single tablet - dissolved into water with your plants will make them last a week long."

"Viagra contains nitric oxide - which slows down the dying process in plants. The same chemical relaxes the muscles in a man's penis - allowing the blood rush which is how Viagra perks things up in men, too.

"We are very similar to plants - our genetics are compatible in many ways. Now scientists are working on ways to market a gardeners' version of Viagra for plants.

"Soluble aspirin also works in the same way, too. Put one tablet into some wilting flowers and the effervescence will prolong their life."

The gardener’s unlikely recommendations don’t stop there. He also claims vodka, beer, sugar, tea, banana skins, cola, soap and Deep Heat muscle relaxant can be used to give plants a boost.

Viagra’s plant reviving qualities were originally uncovered by Australian researchers. Their findings were published in the British Medical Journal.